PUL Coffey Urges Journalists To Be Professional
By D. Ignatius Roberts
The president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Charles Coffey, is urging Liberian journalists to be more professional in the performance of their duties.
Coffey made the call when he opened a book of condolence for the late journalist Tejan Cole at the PUL headquarters in Monrovia at the weekend.Tejan Cole died on May 25 in Monrovia following a brief illness. He was 76.
The PUL president also called on journalists to emulate the professional reporting of the late Cole to protect the profession.
He has, at the same time, admonished upcoming journalists to focus their attention to upgrading their professionalism and not on money.
President Coffey stressed that those who are in the profession should have passion for it, so that they will operate within the framework of the journalism profession.
He said it is regrettable to note that the Union has lost many Liberian veterans, including the former Editor of the Daily Observer Newspaper, Stanton Peabody, Rufus M. Darpoh, T-Max Teah, and Emmanuel Nah.
Earlier, a daughter of the late journalist Cole, Ms Peggy Dundas, expressed appreciation to the union for the role it has played since the death of their father.